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Keith Norrington 06-08-2009 08:19 AM

Goldenrod Showboat Centennial
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There is an interesting article regarding the 100th birthday of the GOLDENROD SHOWBOAT on a website called [I]Ecology of Absence[/I]. The article is accompanied by several sad photos of the boat rotting down at her landing in Kampsville, Illinois.

Click on [url=]Ecology of Absence: Goldenrod Showboat Celebrates its Centennial[/url] to access the article.

Herewith are a few more vintage views.
(1) Capt. Bill Menke in his office aboard the GOLDENROD - 1950.
(2) GOLDENROD underway towed by the CROWN HILL.
(3) GOLDENROD and towboat ECLIPSE.

Wayne White 04-18-2014 09:20 AM

Keith, Just curious what happened to the towboat ECLIPSE just wondering where it ended its days or if by some chance it was still around somewhere?
Thanks Wayne

Keith Norrington 04-18-2014 09:30 AM

Wayne: According to Way's Towboat Directory, the ECLIPSE (which towed the GOLDENROD between 1914-1917) was towing a gasoline barge out of Pittsburgh, for Atlantic Refining Company, on the night of December 8, 1917, when she struck the dike at the foot of Neville Island. The sinking caused a stove to overturn and the boat burned, with the crew escaping in yawls.

Wayne White 04-18-2014 09:38 AM

Thanks Keith, for the quick reply with all the focus on the Goldenrod i was just curious what happened to ECLIPSE. Thanks for answering that question. Have a great day!

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